TGC Giresun, equipped with two Augusta Bell helicopters, will depart on February 17 from the Aksaz navy base on the Mediterranean coast, General Metin Gurak was quoted by Anatolian Agency as saying.
The vessel will serve for four months on the new counter-piracy multinational task force, CTF 151, operating in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the
Last week, the Turkish parliament gave the government a one-year authorization to send ships to the
Three Turkish vessels were hijacked in the
A Turkish frigate already had served in the region under NATO, but the mission of that ship has expired and
Piracy is rife and well organized in the area where
The heavily armed pirates operate high-powered speedboats and sometimes hold ships for weeks before releasing them for large ransoms paid by governments or shipowners.